What’s your preference: a stroll through the English Garden, a skiing trip to the mountains or dancing the night away to techno beats? Munich is a village of 1.4 million – traditional and serene in many ways, and modern and cosmopolitan in many others. We take a look at both sides.
Wolpertinger – a winged rabbit with horns – is a mythical creature but can be seen in real life at the German Hunting and Fishing Museum.
Munich is a Champions League player on several fronts: The Bavarian State Opera invites visitors to tour its mammoth backstage area.
Café Frischhut at the Viktualienmarkt food market is known for its donut-like pastries that are stretched before they’re fried. You can even watch the bakers at work!
Down by the waterside
There’s a street in the city’s Untergiesing neighborhood lined with pretty, gabled houses beside a rushing stream. It’s been nicknamed Little Venice.
The restored Monopteros in the English Garden is a great place to meet, watch the sunset or take pictures of the city skyline.
Enjoy a burger in a retro environment: The interior of the München ’72 café recalls the Olympic Games that took place in Munich 45 years ago.
he founders of the Noh Nee fashion label combine the best of two worlds and make Bavarian dirndl dresses out of traditional African fabrics.
The jewelry created by Patrik Muff on Ledererstrasse in downtown Munich features heraldic motifs, mythical creatures and animal skulls.
Light designer Ingo Maurer illuminated the subway stations Münchner Freiheit and Marienplatz. Check out his showroom on Kaiserstrasse, too.
BMW Welt is a mecca for auto fans: After admiring the legendary models, new owners can drive off into the sunset in their brand-new, pre-ordered car.
A visit to Munich’s Haus der Kunst should definitely include a stop at the award-winning Goldene Bar at the back of the museum.
Sound of the city
The Harry Klein club on Stachus square has almost become an institution, but it’s still popular with big-name DJs and techno fans.